DONS boss Derek McInnes today backed his players to rise to the challenge of taking on Real Sociedad.
Aberdeen face the Spanish giants in San Sebastian on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifier.
McInnes accepts attempting to beat the La Liga side on their own patch will be a huge challenge but it’s one he knows his players will relish.
“They will give their all in their attempts to make it a memorable occasion for our fans,” he said.
“There’s been loads to like about how the players have done so far in Europe.
“They showed great maturity over the two legs to get us the results we needed to get past Groningen in the last round. They also showed great confidence and that will help us in the next round.
“It’s a challenge we are all looking forward to.
“Everyone accepts it’s a tie that will be great for the club financially.”